Ensuring College Readiness: IB For All
High Standards + High Expectations = High Achievement
Sturgis begins preparing students in grade nine to build arguments, defend points of view, make sense of data, write persuasively, and think critically. Students are encouraged to develop empathy, raise social awareness, build tolerance, and take on personal responsibility. Similarly, the Sturgis community works toward building positive and productive habits, attitudes, and values in its students in order to optimally prepare them for a rigorous grade 11-12 program designed to ensure success at university. STURGIS IS A TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL.
The Washington Post once again recognizes Sturgis as the #1 school in MA, and also #4 in the Northeast, and # 84 in the U.S. This marks the 8th straight year that Sturgis has been ranked one of the top schools in the U.S. by the Washington Post.
Sturgis is featured on International Baccalaureate Organization's website:
Sturgis teacher honored by the Harvard Club of Boston:
Arthur Pontes is honored as one of the teachers with "ability to inspire curiosity and excellence among their students and to perform their role daily in a manner that is clearly above and beyond the call of duty". See the Cape Cod Times article HERE. (Photo by Jarvis Chen)
Sturgis Students Achieved Outstanding Results on the 2013 MCAS Statewide Assessments:
According to the Boston.com website, Sturgis was a state leader on the 2013 Grade 10 MCAS assessments that were given in the spring of 2013. The Boston.com website ranked Sturgis as tied for #1 for English Language Arts, tied for #11 for Math, and #12 for science out of the 290 school districts in MA. Congratulations to the Sturgis East and West students and their teachers for such an outstanding result on the statewide assessments! Please click here for the Boston.com rankings: http://www.boston.com/news/special/education/mcas/scores13/10th_top_districts.html
For further articles about the 2013 MCAS, please click: http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2013/09/20/21757-grade-10-mcas-results-are
Sturgis Ranks #1 in MA. According to U.S. News & World Report:
Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA has been awarded a Gold Medal by U. S. News & World Report for 2013 for its ranking of the Best High Schools in the U.S. Three charter schools ranked in the top 5 high schools in MA, including Sturgis Charter at #1, Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough at #3, and Salem Academy in Salem at #5. Rounding out the top 5 high schools in MA were Boston Latin at #2 and Dover-Sherborn at #4. The U.S. News ranking is based upon several factors, including MCAS scores, the MCAS scores of least advantaged students, and student participation and success in AP or IB courses, denoted as a College Readiness Index.
Further information regarding the 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best U.S. High Schools can be gained at:
Eric Hieser is featured in the
March/April 2013 issue of Cape Cod View
"Conversation with Eric Hieser, Executive Director, Sturgis Charter Public School", Cape Cod View, March/April 2013: p.16-17.
Sturgis Ranks Third in Nation's Top Ten List
US News & World Report recently compiled a list of the Best Charter Schools in America based on students’ college readiness and test proficiency.
of Charter Schools by US News
Read the full article HERE.
Please support our efforts at Sturgis by donating to the 2013-14 Annual Appeal!
Donations can be made by check payable to William Sturgis Friends of Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2012, Hyannis, MA 02601. Credit Card donations may be made through PayPal on our webpage. It is not the amount you give that matters, it’s your action that counts!